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Review: 'Winter Journal' by Paul Auster isn't what it could be
Review: 'Winter Journal' by Paul Auster isn't what it could be

-------------------- Winter Journal Paul Auster Henry Holt: 230 pp., $26 -------------------- The most evocative passage in Paul Auster's "Winter Journal" comes early in the book. "Yes, you drink too much and you smoke too much, you have lost teeth without bothering to replace them, your diet does not conform to the precepts of contemporary nutritional wisdom," Auster admits, referring to himself in the second person, as he does throughout this fragmentary memoir, "but if you shun most vegetables it is simply because you do not like them, and you find it difficult, if not impossible, to eat what you do not like." He knows it's just good fortune...

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